Player Ratings: USMNT 1-1 Honduras

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

By PATRICK MacDONALD
Staff Writer

The U.S. faced Honduras in Miami in front of a sparse crowd, with a roster filled with World Cup vets in a match that meant nothing — and it showed.

In a rather drab affair, the vets played rather safe with the youngsters given little time to shine in what amounted to a listless 1-1 draw.

That being said, let’s take a look at the individual performances.

PLAYER RATINGS

Nick Rimando GK – 5
Nearly gave Andy Najar a freebie in the first half and was rarely tested.  Looked shaky in net.

Tim Chandler RB – 6
Not a bad performance on offense or defense.  Still the best RB option on the team.

Jermaine Jones CB – 6
Klinsmann’s early experiment in what appears to be an attempt to prolong Jones career has thus far yielded positive results. A card in the 60th, but that was a matter of if, not when.

Matt Besler CB – 6
Solid in the back though Honduras didn’t exactly press the backline.

Greg Garza LB – 6
Another solid night for the early heir apparent at left back. Nearly ripped in a shot from wide in the first half.

Graham Zusi RM – 5
Quiet night overall in his first National team appearance since the World Cup.

Michael Bradley CM – 7
A better match for Bradley compared to his World Cup. Nice job finding Jozy Altidore for the only score in the match.

Mix Diskerud CM – 5.5
Overall solid night, starting the sequence that led to the U.S. only goal, but badly beaten on Honduras’ goal.

Alejandro Bedoya LM – 6
Fairly solid, nearly caught Dempsey for a score in the first half after a nice break down the wing.

Clint Dempsey F – 6
Decent pairing with Jozy Altidore, though shaky around the box in offense.

Jozy Altidore F – 7
Nice cutback on his goal. An otherwise quiet affair punctuated by some solid hold up play.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Bobby Wood F – 5
Didn’t really add a whole lot to the U.S. attack upon entry, but was tenacious on the ball when presented the chance to play.

Tim Ream CB – 6
Didn’t have to make any game saving tackles, nor did he blow an offsides trap like he did against Ecuador.

DeAndre Yedlin RM – 5
Failed to provide the spark off the bench as he so often has in the past few months.

Alfredo Morales CM – 6
Nearly put Wood in on goal. Otherwise quiet.

Joe Corona LM – 5
Had a chance to give the U.S. a late goal, but his free kick was nowhere near dangerous.

Miguel Ibarra – INC
Nice to see the second division player get on the field, but far too limited in time to judge his effectiveness.